Thursday, January 01, 2015

Jeff Golub loses battle with rare disease #jazz

Guitarist Jeff Golub passed away today, after suffering from a very rare disease called Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, or "PSP." PSP is a progressively degenerative brain disease that has no treatment or cure.

Born in 1955, Jeff Golub studied music at the prestigious Berklee School of Music in Boston. He has released 11 solo albums as well as 3 CDs as the leader of the instrumental band Avenue Blue. His most recent album was 2013’s “Train Keeps A Rolling” with Brian Auger. The contemporary jazz and blues guitarist is also well known for his work with Billy Squier as well as Rod Stewart, performing with Stewart on four albums and five world tours. After suddenly losing his sight in 2011, Jeff continued to perform through 2013 and then began to experience a rapid health decline.

A Special All-Star Benefit Show had been scheduled on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 8pm, to benefit the ailing guitarist and his family. A stellar line up of musicians will perform in the Friends of Jeff Golub All-Star Benefit Concert at B.B. Kings Blues Club & Grill in New York City’s Times Square. Click here for more information about the show.

Click here to find out how you can help Jeff's family.

For those interested in learning more about PSP, the best resource is curepsp.org

Thanks to smoothjazznetwork.com for the original post of this obituary.

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